The student authors of this essay are a group of eight participating in the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program on the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) team. In this article, they describe how they have improved the working conditions within the loft space of the local Habitat for Humanity office in Lafayette, Indiana. Their work is intended to permanently improve the safety conditions of the loft, as well as the organization of the equipment within the loft. The specific safety concerns addressed by the HFH team include horizontal steel trusses at head level and an unprotected access opening in the railing of the loft. The organizational change includes the installation of two units to organize signs used for construction sites and events.



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